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Title

Anti-microbial activity of Ocimum sanctum L. gel against black pigmented microbes

 

Authors

Jaiganesh Ramamurthy* & Burra Anand Deepika

 

Affiliation

Department of Periodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical And Technical Sciences (SIMATS),

Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India; *Corresponding author

 

Email

Jaiganesh Ramamurthy - E-mail: jaiganeshr@saveetha.com; Phone: +91 9840443463

Burra Anand Deepika - E-mail: periodontics.sdc@saveetha.com; Phone: +91 8608454265

 

Article Type

Research Article

 

Date

Received March 1, 2024; Revised March 31, 2024; Accepted March 31, 2024, Published March 31, 2024

 

Abstract

Black pigmented gram negative anaerobes are associated with periodontal disease and tooth loss. Therefore, it is of interest to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of Ocimum Sanctum.L (Tulsi) gel against black pigmented anaerobes. Plaque samples were collected from the subject and kept in anaerobic broth for 4 hours of incubation at 37C. 50μL concentration of Tulsi gel was added and kept in gas pack system for 3-5 days. Zone of inhibition was measured. Ocimum sanctum L. (Tulsi) exhibits strong antibacterial activity against Black Pigmented bacteroides at 1% and 2%.Tulasi gel was effective at higher concentrations, indicating the possibility of using it as an adjunct to standard periodontal treatment.

 

Keywords

Periodontitis, bacteria, micro-organisms, oral anaerobes, black pigmented, bacteroides, Ocimum sanctum. L (Tulsi)

 

Citation

Ramamurthy & Deepika, Bioinformation 20(3): 277-281 (2024)

 

Edited by

Peter N Pushparaj

 

ISSN

0973-2063

 

Publisher

Biomedical Informatics

 

License

This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. This is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.